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We are able to offer full Import & Export advice through our qualified and experienced teams, from the first discussions about Shipping Laws and which Incoterms to use, all the way through to advice on the newest government regulations surrounding Brexit for European moves, as well as all International Import and Export customs clearance and documentation requirements.

Our Services

Comprehensive Import & Export Support 

In many locations worldwide our local offices are able to provide full advise and support to ensure your cargo has the correct documentation to clear customs.  With advice about duties payable and local regulations , our expert teams will ensure your cargo is cleared and released to you as quickly as possible.  In locations where our local offices cannot carry out these services themselves we are able to connect you to local companies to assist you. 

Our expert teams have access to their local On Line systems such as CHIEF in the UK and ASYCUDA in the USA. 

Our UK offices are available 24/7 and you can access our Brexit support team +44 1304 215959 or email us on ukcustoms@kestrel.com

Our USA teams in Miami and California have direct links to the local Customs contacts and are fully adept with the On Line Customs management system known as ASYCUDA.   Contact us here

Internationally our offices throughout the Caribbean , Asia and Africa will help you handle all local requirements.  

Brexit - European Customs

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Comprehensive Import & Export Support & Services 

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Our teams of experts will be on hand to walk you through the new processes, ensuring that you understand and are compliant with the Government Requirements and choose the options most suited to you.

Our Services

Comprehensive Customs Clearance, Direct Link to CHIEF, Specialist Team, Bespoke Brexit Advice and 24/7 Support

For further information about Customs & Brexit please contact us on +44 1304 215959 or email us on ukcustoms@kestrel.com

Imports EU To GB

From January 2021 - The Main Options

Deferred Declarations

This will enable you to import goods whilst delaying the full customs declaration and the payment of customs duties by up to six months from the date of import for standard products are not controlled

Standard Import Procedures

Transit Import Procedures

If your goods will transit multiple territories you may use the transit option

The full list of import options and additional processes can be viewed on GOV.UK

Our team will be ready to help with your specific enquiries and you will be allocated a key contact to assist you through the changes

EORI

You will need an EORI number.
Apply on GOV.UK if you do not have one

Import Licences

Check if your goods require an import licence

VAT

Check your VAT status and requirements

Supplementary Declaration

You will have up to 6 months from the date of import to make a supplementary declaration and our team will handle this on your behalf

Duty Amount

The UK global tariff specifies the amount of duty to be paid for the goods you imported

Duty Deferment Account

This is required in order to pay duty, and must be arranged before you import. We will discuss with you whether you are able to utilise our account or if you require your own

Your Records

You must keep a record of all imports

Information

Our team will ask you to provide all the information they will require to submit your customs declaration on your behalf

The Exporter

The exporter must complete all requirements on their side, this includes;
The exporters EORI number
Export licences or certificates
Completing an export declaration
Not sure? We can help

Defer Your Declaration

Simply confirm to our team that you wish to defer for up to 6 months from the date of importation and provide all information as required by our team

Duty Payments

Duty will be paid by direct debit from the duty deferment account

VAT Registered

You may not defer payment by 6 months and must account for your VAT and pay quarterly as normal

Not VAT Registered

You will pay the VAT at the same time as the duty, but no later than 6 months after import

EORI

You will need an EORI number.
Apply on GOV.UK if you do not have one

Import Licences

Check if your goods require an import licence

VAT

Check your VAT status and requirements

Duty

Check the UK global tariff to see if you will need to pay duty on the goods you are importing

Duty Deferment Account

The UK global tariff specifies the amount of duty to be paid for the goods you imported

Information

Our team will ask you to provide all the information they will require to submit your customs declaration on your behalf

The Exporter

The exporter must complete all requirements on their side, this includes; The exporters EORI number Export licences or certificates Completing an export declaration Not sure? We can help

Duty Payments

Customs duty will be payable as soon as your goods arrive in the UK. You will either pay HMRC directly or pay using a duty deferment account to delay payment. Please discuss your options with our team

VAT Registered

You will need to account for your import VAT using postponed VAT accounting

Not VAT Registered

You will need to pay the VAT as well as the customs and excise duty payable

Excise Duty Suspension

Please contact us to discuss this or check on the GOV.UK site for further information

From January 2021

EORI

You will need an EORI number.
Apply on GOV.UK if you do not have one

Export Licence/Certificate

Check if your goods require an import licence

VAT

Check the guidance about applying zero VAT

Information

Our team will ask you to provide all the information they will require to submit your customs declaration on your behalf

Your Records

You must keep a record of all exports

From January 2021

EORI

You will need an EORI number.
Apply on GOV.UK if you do not have one

Export Licence/Certificate

Check if your goods need a licence

VAT

Check the guidance about applying zero VAT

Information

Our team will ask you to provide all the information they will require to submit your customs declaration on your behalf

Guarantee

We will discuss your options with you, you must have an authorised guarantee in place before your goods can move

Transit Start

You will be advised where your goods must go to start the transit process

Transit Accompanying Document

Known as the TAD - this must accompany the goods through the transit movement and is provided by either an authorised consignor or is applied for via a unique reference number from NCTS

Your Records

You must keep a record of all exports

Taxes

We will be able to advise you about the taxes due in both the import and the export dependant on the buying terms (Incoterms) that you use

Incoterms are the legal terms specifying which party in a contract is responsible for customs declarations and import taxes, as well as transportation of the goods and legal ownership during transit.

Check our website www.kestrel.com for the full list of Incoterms and their legal implications.

AFTER BREXIT YOU OR THE SUPPLIER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR BOTH THE IMPORT AND THE EXPORT CUSTOMS DECLARATIONS.

Our team will be able to advise you about the correct definition and legal requirements of the Incoterms you use to import and export, whether you are buying or selling.

The Brexit legislation and information may be fluid whilst the Brexit plan is finalised, so please contact us to discuss the most up to date regulations.

EXW

If you are SELLING you sell the goods and the buyer arranges and pays for collection

DDP

If you are SELLING you sell the goods and you arrange and pay for the delivery to the customer and you pay for the duty

DAP

If you are SELLING you sell the goods and you arrange for delivery to the customer to a nominated place ready for the BUYER to organise unloading. Title (ownership) and risk (including cost of goods, cost of transport and cost of insurance) pass from the SELLER to the BUYER at this point

EXW

If you are BUYING you buy the goods and you arrange and pay for collection from the supplier. Ownership and risk pass to you at the time of payment including the costs of transport and insurance

DDP

If you are BUYING you buy the goods and your supplier will arrange and pay for delivery to you, with the duty paid. Ownership and risk pass to you at the time of delivery

FCA

If you are BUYING you buy the goods and your supplier will arrange and pay for delivery to your named place of destination (including warehouse or transport hubs). Ownership and risk transfers once the truck/delivery vehicle arrives for unloading at the nominated place. The SELLER is responsible for EXPORT CLEARANCE. The BUYER assumes all risks and costs once goods are delivered to the nominated place

EX Works EXW

The BUYER is responsible for collecting the goods from the SELLER and the BUYER accepts all onward arrangements, including associated costs, risks and liabilities

Free On Board FOB

The SELLER and the BUYER have equal responsibility for all costs, risks and liabilities associated with the transport of goods. The SELLER is responsible up to the arrival for boarding the ship, including charges at the loading port. The BUYER is responsible from loading onwards until the goods reach their final destination. FOB is usually recommended for importers and buyers as it allows greater control over the costs

Cost Insurance And Freight CIF

The SELLER'S invoice will include the cost of the goods and insurance, plus the cost of transporting the goods to the port of discharge, (not including local charges). CIF appears a good option, however the BUYER has little control over the shipping process and associated costs

Delivered Duty Unpaid DDU

The SELLER is responsible for the safe delivery of goods to a named destination, paying all transportation expenses and assuming all the risks during transport

Delivery Duty Paid DDP

The SELLER is responsible for carriage and delivery to a named place, including clearing for import and all applicable taxes and duties. This maximises cost and risk for the SELLER and minimises cost and risk for the BUYER. The buyer’s responsibility for the goods begins when they receive them for unloading at the destination.

These are just a few simple examples our team will be able to guide you on the best terms most suited to you.